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  Stephen at the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
by Stephen-KarenConn

Just four miles north of Harrisville we discovered this picture perfect lighthouse, built in 1870. The conical brick tower, 68 feet tall, is one of the few on the Great Lakes that a visitor can climb and so should not be missed. On the station grounds sits a big rudder salvaged from the wooden steamer Marine City, which burned just off Sturgeon Point in 1880.

A terrific little maritime museum is in the old keeper's house, and a gift shop is in a building in the rear. The site is owned and operated by the Alcona County Historical Society.

Directions: To reach the lighthouse take US-23 north from Harrisville for 2.6 miles to Lakeshore Drive. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and after 1.2 miles turn right again onto Point Road. The parking lot for the lighthouse will be less than one mile down the road.
Phone: 517-724-6297
Website: http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/sturpt.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2004
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